More live concerts to come

THE chairman of the Honiara Band Association (HBA) assures live music band lovers in Honiara that they have plans to host more live concerts in the near future. Benjamin Afuga, made the statements when acknowledging the great support and working together towards the recent HBA 4 NRH live concert, which he described as a successful…

Iroga joins media watchdog

Media freedom watchdog, PFF, the Pacific Freedom Forum, has welcomed a new Melanesia co-chair for the regional article 19 network. Leading Solomon Islands writer and publisher Robert Iroga takes up the role of co-chair from Papua New Guinea’s Alexander Rheeney. “We warmly welcome Robert as a news and ethics leader in the Pacific,” said PFF…

Man calls on MP to quit

A Fataleka man calls on the current Member of Parliament (MP) for Fataleka, Steve Abana to quit politics following what he claimed as failing the constituents for the last three terms in office. Nemuel Olofisau, from Waole community in East Fataleka in an interview with the Solomon Star in Auki, Tuesday expressed its time for…

Sikua denies unlawful act

THE Prosecution will be grilling the former permanent secretary (PS) for the Ministry of Police, National Security and Correctional Services, Edmond Sikua, today when the trial resumes. Sikua gave evidence in the defence case on Tuesday and had managed to complete his examination in chief. Public Prosecutor Bradley Dalipanda, will today cross-examine Sikua when the…

Gina praises Gov’t for passing ACB

THE newly elected Premier of Western province David Gina has congratulated Prime Minister Hou and his Government for passing the Anti-Corruption Bill. Premier Gina applauded the Prime Minister, stating that it is a welcoming news for his executive and his people. “I sincerely congratulate you and your government for passing the ACB. “It is a…

18 months for thief

A MAN, who confesses to stealing mobile phones from vendors at the Honiara Central Market and intimidated one, has been sentenced to a total of 18 months imprisonment, Monday. Alick Kwaifiri had entered guilty pleas to one count of intimidation and two counts of simple larceny. Deputy Chief, Magistrate Ricky Iomea,during the sentencing said Kwaifiri…

WHY GOLD RIDGE DELAYS

  LACK of an environmental management plan is delaying the much awaited mining operation at Gold Ridge in central Guadalcanal to commence. This clarification following queries from lot of people who want to join the mining operation at Gold Ridge when it commences operation. However, in a brief interview with the paper this week, director…